Dongying

Updated : 2018-05-15

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Dongying’s 1,530-sq-km patch of wetlands is an important habitat and breeding ground for migratory birds from Northeast Asia and the western Pacifi c. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The Yellow River Delta possesses rich resources and a unique ecological system. It is a magic land. It was not only the hometown of Sunwu, the great military strategist during the Spring-Autumn Period, and Shandong province’s Lv opera, but is also the location of the Shengli Oilfield, the second largest oil base in China. Here also lie a national natural protection zone and a magical wetland system.

Dongying is known as an immigrant city and possesses multiply cultures. The Yellow River Delta witnessed three big immigration processes in the early Ming dynasty, the Republic of China and after liberation. As a result, the interaction and combination of different ideologies and cultures lead to a tolerant, harmonious and opening culture of the Yellow River Delta which features the deep-rooted culture of ancient State of Qi, the hardworking spirit of oilfield workers, an open and harmonious immigration culture, and a unique ecological culture.

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